Captains Noon Report – Explorer – 2018-12-10

Location: San Benedicto, Inside anchorage .22′ lava flow/.19′ shore 50′ water.
Status: 26C and VIZ was 20-25M in blue and 5-15M near manta rock
Weather: Great, Sun with minimal cloud cover 2/10. Calm wind/calm seas at anchorage

We are currently at San Benedicto. 1 other vessel to start recently joined by 3 other vessels. Queno Guardian, Rocio del mar, and Socorro Aggressor. Diving : Dive 1 was a good back deck check dive. Guests experienced three circling mantas, one all black. 1 hammer head was sighted, along with a galapgos and silkies. Dive2- Skiff dive to Canyon .1′ south from vessel, and was EXCELLENT- WT 26C vis improved to reported 30+M current increased from east to west. Several mantas circling divers, as well as up to a half dozen large hammer head sharks cruising outside the reef. A large pod of false killer whales also crashed the dive site, and 75% of divers experienced that rare phenomenon. “only thing to top this would be a giant octopus attacking a shark, or two mantas mating” quote one senior diver. “so much happening, I just didn’t know which way to look” quoted a British guest while getting off the skiff. Yesterday afternoon the seas continued to be less than forecast and very comfortable for the transit south. We conducted our crew fire and boat drills, and in the afternoon a good attendance to happy hour and presentation. Chef Steve made a steller Roast beef, which received positive reviews during the capt dinner briefing. All guests and crew happy.
– Capt. Aaron

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